The Birdhouse: A West Virginia gardening journal

Spring … finally

First big spring workday! Raked out the rest of the leaves. Trimmed all the dead stuff. Planted some siberian iris Greg gave me. Planted flowers in the deck planters. Got an oriole feeder! And some free dogwood tree seedlings in town!

When we came in last night, I was shocked and thrilled to see that three of the four hellebore that I transplanted last fall (one from our backyard that hardly bloomed, and two that neighbor Ginny up the street generously gave me ) are BLOOMING! I wasn’t expecting this until next year at the earliest.

Greg has offered to give me more hellebore– these purple & green. They will look great.

Tomorrow, applying Bonide to (I hope) keep the stiltgrass at bay for another year. And planting some wildflower seeds. And bachelor button seeds, too. And planting those trees!

This is a great time for wildflowers in the yard. Here are a few–identified thanks to friends on Facebook (including Greg):

There are wood violets blooming right now also– lovely. I did not notice (or think to look to see) if the pickerel rush & water mint are returning. Need to look next time.

Plus the Os took both games from the BoSox this weekend. Beautiful, all around!

This entry was published on April 18, 2015 at 9:53 pm. It’s filed under spring and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

One thought on “Spring … finally

  1. Reblogged this on Think. Do. and commented:

    I keep an online gardening journal … this is my entry from last weekend, which is why I didn’t have time to post this week. For all you gardeners out there. And– thanks to the Facebookers who contributed by identifying the wildflowers 🙂


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